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The PSA has withdrawn their demand for salary rise for all public servants but has stated that it will represent its demands to a newly elected government next year.
Monday 20 October 2014
The strike by the Civil Servants that was scheduled for today, 17 October has been postponed to Monday, 20 October, the Secretary General of PSA Mele ‘Amanaki told Matangi Tonga yesterday.
Friday 17 October 2014
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Tonga’s Public Service Association (PSA) is threatening a strike on Friday October 17 demanding that the Tongan government agree to a 20-22% salary rise for Civil Servants. Government has stressed in a statement this week that it cannot afford any further pay rises this year.
Monday 13 October 2014 - 3 comments
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An attempt by the Ministry of Justice to reform Tonga’s judicial system is on hold, awaiting HM King Tupou VI’s consent to amendments of the Constitution and the Judicial and Legal Service Commission Act, that were passed by Parliament at the end of August. A constitutional review has found that “The provisions in the Constitution relating to the Judiciary are particularly laking in both structure and content to the extent that they are not only unworkable but are totally incompatible with the principles of constitutional monarchy and democracy upon which the new Constitution of 2010 was supposed to have been founded.” By Pesi Fonua.
Wednesday 8 October 2014 - 2 comments
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A planned resignation by the four members of the Public Service Commission (PSC) was avoided this week when it was discovered that there was a missing link between the Prime Minister’s Office and the Commissioners.
Thursday 2 October 2014
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The central Nuku'alofa bus stop remained unusually quiet today, the second day of a strike by Tongatapu bus owners, over the rejection by government of their request for an exemption from Customs Duty and Consumption Tax on fuel and motor parts.

Tuesday 15 April 2014
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A new office building to house both the Tonga Print Ltd and the Tonga Post Ltd at Vaololoa was officially opened by the Prime Minister, Lord Tu’ivakano yesterday evening, 19 March.
Thursday 20 March 2014
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Tonga’s public servants were awarded a 5% pay rise in mid-February, back-dated to January, said Tufui Faletau, the acting CEO for the Ministry of Finance and National Planning (MFNP).
Monday 3 March 2014
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The Tongan Cabinet held a half-day Retreat on Friday, 14 February, attended by Cabinet Ministers, Chief Executives Officers and members of the Private Sector, at the Fa’onelua Convention Center, to charter a way forward for the year ahead.
Monday 17 February 2014
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Dr ‘Aisake Valu Eke has been appointed as Tonga’s new Minister of Finance and National Planning effective from Friday, 10 January 2014.
Tuesday 14 January 2014
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Tonga’s Minister of Finance, Hon. Lisiate ‘Akolo was not allowed into a Special Meeting of the Tongan Cabinet, that started at 2:00 pm this afternoon.
Wednesday 8 January 2014
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Tonga’s Electoral Boundaries Commission is proposing to alter the electoral boundaries of two Vava’u constituencies by moving ‘Utui village from Vava’u #15 to Vava’u #16.
Friday 29 November 2013 - 1 comment
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Tonga’s public service will break for the Christmas and New Year vacation for two weeks between Monday 23 December and Friday 3 January 2014.
Friday 22 November 2013
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An agreement on Tonga’s multi-million pa’anga loan from China is expected to be signed during a 2nd China-Pacific Island Countries Economic Development and Cooperation Forum on November 7-8 in Guangzhou.
Tuesday 22 October 2013 - 1 comment
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Tatafu Moeaki (41) is the new Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry of Finance and National Planning for the next four-years.
Monday 14 October 2013
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Dr Sione Ngongo Kioa (54) became the new Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga on August 21 for a five-year term which is open for renewal.
Friday 23 August 2013
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The Governor of the National Reserve Bank of Tonga Siosi Mafi left the bank on 5 July after 10 years as Governor.
Thursday 11 July 2013
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A Government who is afraid of the media is a government that is afraid of its people - everyone has the right to information and the government has accepted these rights to information, said the Acting Prime Minister Hon. Samiu Vaipulu today.
Monday 22 April 2013 - 1 comment
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A United Nations review conducted on the state of human rights in Tonga was completed on 25 January 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland, when Tonga’s Minister for Internal Affairs, Lord Vaea was questioned over women’s rights, police violence, establishing a national human rights institution, the living conditions of persons with disabilities and the reasons for Tonga’s failure to accede to numerous core international human rights instruments.
Wednesday 6 February 2013 - 1 comment
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In a Cabinet reshuffle over the weekend, the two portfolios of the Minister for Police, Prisons and Fire Services, and the Minister for Revenue Services, have been taken up by a new member of Cabinet, Siosifa Tu’utafaiva, the No. 6 Tongatapu People’s Representative to the Legislative Assembly of Tonga.
Monday 4 February 2013
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